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Hurricane Beryl: ‘Stand ready to assist if called upon’- Premier Wheatley

Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said the [British] Virgin Islands should stand ready to assist the islands impacted by Hurricane Irma if needed. Photo: GIS/File
Beryl is currently churning past Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines as a powerful Category 4 storm. Photo: Zoom Earth
Beryl is currently churning past Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines as a powerful Category 4 storm. Photo: Zoom Earth
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We observe this Virgin Islands Day humbly and prayerfully as our friends in the region endure the impacts of a very dangerous Hurricane Beryl,” Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) stated as part of his message to the nation on Virgin Islands Day today, July 1, 2024.

‘Extremely dangerous & life-threatening situation’

Beryl is currently churning past Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines as a powerful Category 4 storm.

According to the National Hurricane Centre in its 11:00 AM update, Hurricane Beryl continues to produce catastrophic winds and life-threatening storm surge to the Grenadine Islands, Carriacou Island, and Grenada.

“This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation.

“Residents should not leave their shelter and remain in place through the passage of these life-threatening conditions,” NHC warned.

‘Stand ready to assist’- Premier Wheatley

Premier Wheatley said the Virgin Islands should stand ready to assist the islands impacted.

“We ask every resident and citizen to stand ready to assist if called upon, as we are all too familiar with the devasting impacts of these super storms,” Dr Wheatley stated.

The Virgin Islands was devasted by monster hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

Premier Wheatley also said Beryl reminds us that building climate resilience is an important aspect of our journey to build a sustainable nation.

15 Responses to “Hurricane Beryl: ‘Stand ready to assist if called upon’- Premier Wheatley”

  • True (01/07/2024, 14:17) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    but it will be the UK Royal Navy who will be there first to assist and help, waiting just off the area of the storm so they can help with recovery straight away, now Barbados is independent they will have to wait i turn like very other caribbean nation that shunned the UK, this is the time of the year that the BVI would miss the UK , ther rest of the year they dont really do anythig except annoy us ....
    • vi (02/07/2024, 06:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      The UK Royal Navy would be there first yes, to rummage through their government offices and take the hard drives from their computers to use against them in the future, just like they did us in 2017...With the help of God Almighty and the rest of the Caribbean community, the devastated Islands will get the help needed.
      • lol (02/07/2024, 09:55) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Steal hard drives you’re funny :)) it’s a miracle you can even operate a phone
  • Charity begins at home (01/07/2024, 16:52) Like (0) Dislike (17) Reply
    Go and assist the horse men them with the track
  • Nice.. One Love. (01/07/2024, 16:53) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good thing Hon Premier. We are a small but important part of the Caribbean community...
  • Really? (01/07/2024, 17:04) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Exactly what aid would the BVI provide? We didn’t have much to offer our own people the last time we had a couple of Cat 5s pass through.
    • @Really? (02/07/2024, 07:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      After Irma, Cayman and Bermuda allowed BVI residents to temporarily relocate and work remotely. We need to return this kindness.
  • asura (01/07/2024, 19:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • hopefully (01/07/2024, 23:30) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hopefully the premier can assist the BVI people as well when the time comes cuz y'all seem to only help family and close friends. To hell with the rest lol
  • Pinecone (01/07/2024, 23:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wished you would assist your Citizens making this place a bit more bearable for the lower class citizen and invest our tax moneis for good use for the country
  • reality (02/07/2024, 06:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can’t even keep our own utilities live!
  • Seriously (02/07/2024, 07:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    To do what? You can't even take care of your own country
  • Patriotic (02/07/2024, 08:01) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    DUDE!! we need help here ourselves without a hurricane. We dont have resource for basic things, how we will help others. charity begins at home
  • Genius (02/07/2024, 08:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    After all those trips and meetings and more trips, the genius idea that is the result is, standby ready to assist. Absolutely genius. Those trips were worth it mehson!
  • The Solution (02/07/2024, 11:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The solution? NON-STOP PARTY!!!!

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